MTG lashes-out at Trumps "disgusting" accuser who is "grifting off her lies"
On March 30, over a week since the one-term former president Donald Trump first predicted his indictment and arrest for a charge being brought in New York related to alleged bribes paid during his 2016 campaign, the indictment finally came.
While there had been a suggestion that the grand jury may take up to a month to convene and agree an indictment, it was announced on March 30.
Republicans react with disgust (if not surprise)
The news brought the predictable slew of outrage, particularly from Trump's closest MAGA-allies, including Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor-Greene who were quick to express their anger at the so-called "politically motivated" pursuit of Trump.
Gaetz, who had recently chastised his fellow-Florida Republican Ron DeSantis for not being more outraged at Trump's plight, was quick to express his concern about the impacts the indictment and arrest of Trump would have for America's credibility around the world.
But Georgia's most divisive and outspoken Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - went straight to the heart of the matter, attacking Trump's accuser of being an agent of the Democrats, and claiming that she was nothing more than a grifter, trying to profit from her lies about Trump.
MTG's comments seem pretty ironic given her tendency to use her position and status to raise money for her own causes, and those of other controversial figures like Kyle Rittenhouse - she has in the past used Twitter to appeal for financial support without considering it grifting.
MTG continues to fight for Trump
After Trump first predicted his own indictment would come on March 21, MTG called for Americans to remember that (in her view) Trump "always fought for the American people". After having called for a "scorched-earth" response from Republicans in protest if Trump were arrested, she later tried to sell her own branded merchandise to fellow "Enemies of the State" in order to prepare them for the civil disobedience that Trump had called for from supporters.
Later that same week, MTG then accused Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg - pursuing the indictment of Trump - of trying to "incite civil unrest himself", by pursuing Trump. It would seem like Taylor-Greene is conflicted about the best approach to defend Trump, her political idol and rumored presidential running-mate.
She finished the week by appearing at a 'Save America' rally with Trump, where she declared her devotion publicly, and Trump returned the favor, stating:
"People don't realize how brilliant she is."
What does seem certain, is that as this case progresses (and possibly others follow a similar path in future), MTG will continue to support Trump loyally.
Life imitates fiction?
Whether the world will soon see scenes that were imagined by artificial intelligence last week, depicting Trump's arrest, remains to be seen.
Trump likely wants to remain dignified throughout proceedings (if that's even possible). Meanwhile, Marjorie Taylor-Greene is likely to be following closely, in the hope she'll still be able to campaign by his side in the 2024 presidential election. Time will tell if this comes to pass.
Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be so outspoken on behalf of Donald Trump given the charges against him? Would you like to see her focus more upon serving the people of Georgia who elected her? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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